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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a family and portrait photographer based in Washington Dc. I am a Christian, wife, and identical twin. I love lilacs, candles, rainy days and honesty. I love finding joy in simple things.

This year I started to read at least one book a month. I try to mix them up a bit but I tend to grab business books right now. Focusing on how to best serve my clients, marketing and creating good habits and routine. Here is a list of books I have recently read: How […]

Photography Business

April 29, 2020

5 Business Books Review

This sweet family! I can’t say enough good things about them. Anna does so well with scheduling sessions for every 6 month and 1 year mile marker for her children. They are incredibly kind people and such fun to be around. The morning we took these photos it was incredibly cold and windy but the […]

Families

April 27, 2020

6 Month Old Spring Photo Session |Washington, DC Family Photographer

Lisa and I had such a fun time walking around the Union Market area chatting and taking her new headshot photos. It can feel intimidating when you have headshots taken of just yourself. I think the key to comfortable headshot photos it when you feel relaxed and “at home.” This makes you feel confident and […]

Portraits

April 22, 2020

Lisa-Professional Headshot Session |Washington, DC Photographer

I can feel hard to stay motivated during a time when your small business may be shut down or in a slow season. But now is the time to work on the back end of your business. You can prep blog posts for then next few months, post content to Pinterest to drive traffic, or […]

Photography Business

April 20, 2020

4 Ways to Stay Motivated

In a time when our schedules have shifted and we are trying our best to be flexible, I found it so encouraging to have a heart to heart chat with Angie. She is a mother of 3, newborn and family photographer, and she also has the best home decor style. She encourages us to give […]

Photography Business

April 15, 2020

Small Business Interview |Angelique Kauffman

When it comes to photo sessions, deciding what to wear seams to be the most stressful and time consuming. I compiled a list of newborn clothes that I have been eyeing. They are the perfect combination of classic and cozy. I love anything neutral colored and linen. H&M has a wonderful selection right now! Enjoy […]

Newborn

April 13, 2020

Favorite H&M Newborn Clothes |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

It’s always a treat when family visits. Daniel’s brother, Adam, and his family came down a Sunday afternoon and we were able to take a few family photos on our afternoon walk. The cherry trees were just starting to bud at the Basilica which made the perfect backdrop. They are expecting a third baby in […]

Families

April 8, 2020

A Family Cherry Blossom Session |DC Family Photographer

Any session full of energetic fluff and happy families will surely be a favorite of mine. The weather was mild and the blossoms were almost full bloom. I met Craig, Alyse and Molly at the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial. We walked to the Tidal Basin for a few shots by the water and finished up […]

Families

April 6, 2020

A Classic Cherry Blossom Session |DC, Family Photographer

The SEO– this is one of my biggest reasons for switching over to a Showit site. The SEO (search engine optimization) is so much better and makes it easier for clients to find you. The easy photo uploads– what a game changer! If you size your photos correctly for the web, all you have to […]

Photography Business

April 1, 2020

5 Reasons I Switched to Showit

Springtime in DC is simply gorgeous! Sadly this year most of us had to miss walking through the blossoms and enjoying Spring to the fullest. I had the chance to walk around some of my favorite spots before the last distancing went into effect. We all need some beauty in our lives right now. I […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 30, 2020

DC in Bloom |springtime in Washington, DC

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